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In Brief: QBs lead names entering portal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State’s Kyle McCord and Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel led a parade of quarterbacks into the transfer portal on the first day of a 30-day window football players can put their names out in search of another opportunity.

Arizona State’s Drew Pyne, Baylor’s Blake Shapen and Michigan State’s Katin Houser also entered the portal.

McCord beat out Devin Brown for the starter’s job in the preseason and threw for 3,170 yards and 24 touchdowns with six interceptions.

Gabriel ranks in the top 10 in Division I history in yards passing and passing touchdowns.

ARIZONA RISES TO NO. 1 IN AP POLL

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.

The Wildcats rose one spot to reach the top spot for the first time since January 2014. Preseason No. 1 Kansas is up to second after beating reigning NCAA champion Connecticut.

Houston was No. 3, followed by Purdue after falling from No. 1 to fourth. No. 7 Gonzaga and No. 9 North Carolina each cracked the top 10 for the first time this season.

No. 23 Wisconsin, No. 24 Clemson and No. 25 San Diego State were the week’s new additions. They replaced Villanova, Mississippi State and Alabama.

UCONN FALLS IN HOOPS RANKINGS

NEW YORK (AP) — UConn fell to its worst ranking in 30 years when the Huskies dropped to 17th in The AP women’s basketball poll.

The last time the Huskies were ranked this low was the second poll of the 1993-94 season when they were 18th.

South Carolina remained the unanimous No. 1 choice. UCLA, N.C. State, Iowa and Texas rounded out the top five.

M’S TRADE FOR FORMER BREWER

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired infielder Luis Urias from the Boston Red Sox for right-handed pitcher Isaiah Campbell on Friday.

Urias, a utility infielder who can play second and third base and shortstop, appeared in 52 games last season between Milwaukee and Boston while dealing with injuries. He missed the first two months due to a hamstring injury.

He was dealt to the Red Sox at the trade deadline and appeared in 32 games for Boston.

Urias, 26, hit just .194 between the two teams last season, but played in 119 games in 2022 and a career-high 150 games in 2021 both with the Brewers.

Seattle will be hoping it gets the 2021 version of Urias, who hit .249 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs with the Brewers.

Campbell, 25, made his major league debut last season with the Mariners.

He was 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen.

Campbell made his debut on July 7 after spending parts of three seasons in the minors of the Mariners’ organization.

Boston also allowed right-hander Wyatt Mills to become a free agent, failing to offer a 2024 contract. Seattle didn’t offer a contract to first baseman Mike Ford, who had been designated for assignment on Tuesday.

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